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Old 01-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a completely 100% stainless tea ball? I have found several that claim they are stainless but then i see testimonials about their latches rusting and such. Anyone have any suggestions?


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Old 01-22-2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Nope....but FWIW, I got mine from walmart and haven't had any rusting in over a year. Might try those ones....


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Old 01-23-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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i just use a 5 gallon paint strainer. It works perfectly for me
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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I use a tea strainer in the keg- and no rust. It's smaller than I'd like though- it only holds about an ounce of pellet hops or a 1/2 ounce of leaf hops, but it works really well!
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:58 AM   #5
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My mother's company owns Copco and they have those balls. They're decent and cheap.
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i like qt size paint strainer bags from lowes for dry hopping holds an oz easily
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I'm dry hopping in keg right now with a tea ball. Seems to work alright for me. Check out the thread that Edwort started on dryhopping in a keg by modifying the lid.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:08 AM   #8
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I have a satinless one, the pin holding the latch did rust off afte the 2nd use. I now just tie it together with a small piece of string that soaked in StarSan. No problems with that method yet.
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These are all stainless and will fit in carboys too:

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Would those scratch a Better Bottle? Considering get a couple of those, but concerned about scratching and they are kinda expensive.

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